Excerpt: These headphones seem solidly made and are very comfortable to wear. The quality of sound is excellent. However, I'll admit I'm no connoisseur who fusses over minute nuances in sound quality. The devices I'm using them with don't afford an opportunity to put the headphones to a real test. I was very impressed with the ergonomic packaging they shipped in. I've never seen such a carefuly and aesthetically designed packaging, that moreover is easy to use.
Excerpt: These are great headphones for a reasonable price. I say the bass on these are comparable to the more expensive brands (e.i BEATS, Bose) I'm not a fan of how they swivel but that's probably my only complaint.
Excerpt: I use these headphones for long editing sessions. The cups are soft and comfortable on my ears for hours. Sound is balanced, lows not over-exaggerated and makes for great recognition. They feel durable so far. Can't find any negatives.
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Good Value, Great Sound
Excerpt: B&H shipped my ATH-M40x almost overnight and packaged beautifully. As for the M40x... wow! I am no audiophile by any stretch but i have had my share of bad headphones. These are are far the best i have owned. I know i for one will never go back to using a headset with my PC ever again.
Pros: Comfortable, Great Sound, Lightweight, Stylish
Excerpt: Great sound, decent price. The two detachable (i.e. replaceable) cords are great. They're nothing stylish in design, very practical. They are comfortable, but after an hour or so of editing or listening to music, if I have glasses on I need to take them off. Otherwise they might stay on for 2-3 hours before I take them off. Intended these for field use, but end up using them more at home than for field audio work.
Pros: Comfortable, Good Value, Great Sound, Lightweight
Summary: Okay, so I ended up picking up the M40x as I needed a headphone that was reasonably priced, would likely sound good (based on having heard an M30 and an M50) and had a long cable for my home cardio workouts. Yes I jump around and make a fool of myself. I tried doing this with my HE 560, but the cable is far too short, plus they are a little big.
Pros: Good tonal balance, plastic, but well built, nice long cables
Cons: Bass can be a tad wooly, don't like swivle cup feature
Summary: I did quite a bit of research when I got these. I wanted a true, flat response, and I got exactly that. My main source of info on these was Sonic Sense Pro Audio. They've developed a way to compare the sound of headphones without physically handling them. Of course, the method cannot represent the true tone of the cans, but that's not the point of their method; instead, it is to showcase how true headphones are as compared to the original source of the music.
Pros: Balanced, epic sound quality, fantastic value